Potters lose ground in Klich race

Last Updated: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:31

Stoke look set to lose out to Fulham in the race to sign PEC Zwolle's Poland international midfielder Mateusz Klich.

The race to sign the 23-year-old is hotting up after he grabbed the headlines in Holland this weekend by setting up the first four goals in PEC's 6-1 demolition of ADO den Haag, to maintain their unlikely title challenge.

Klich, who was signed for £175,000 from Wolfsburg in the summer, was named the Eredivisie player of the week earlier this season and at over 6ft tall is regarded as tailor-made for the Premier League one day.

He also impressed after coming on as a half-time substitute at Wembley when Poland gave England a real scare in their World Cup qualifier last week.

Fulham, who have a close relationship with Zwolle officials through the Jol family, are leading the chase but face competition from Stoke City who have sent scouts to Klich's matches this season.

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